Kansa Plate- 10.5inch diameter
Katori big - 4inch
Katori medium - 3.3inch
Katiri small- 3 inch
Copper or brass reacts with sour food, salt and lemon which can be harmful for the body. Therefore, they are not recommended to eat or cook in. Whereas, Kansa or Bronze does not react with sour acidic food hence, it is the best metal to eat and cook in.
Benefits of Kansa
According to the descriptions given in Ayurveda Prakasha, Kansa dining ware is known for its therapeutic benefits.
1. The root of every healthy person is a good digestive system and kansa alloy alkalizes and purifies the food, and promotes digestive health.
2. Due to its extraordinary health properties, even Ayurvedic physicians recommend Kansa for holistic healing, stress relieving and purifying properties. Kansa has an ability to destroy microorganisms making the metal hygienic for use.
3. The Sanskrit phrase – Kansyam Buddhivardhakam (which means kansa sharpens our intellect and pays tribute to its therapeutic powers) advocates the virtues of Pure Kansa. Using it regularly helps in improving immunity and preventing illness.
How to detect purity of Kansa?
To test the purity of the metal, it should make a resonating sound similar to chimes that generate spiritual vibrations like the ones used in temples. Pure kansa is easy to maintain since it does not tarnish like copper or brass as it is corrosion resistant. However, it will lose its richness if exposed to air and moisture for a prolonged duration.
Kansa tableware are hand crafted and need to be handled with care.
Kansa vessels are safe to eat off and serve from. Not advisable for storing food.
Direct contact of acidic and citrus foods can stain the metal.
Clean Kansa in the traditional manner by using Tamarind or use any good dishwashing liquid to retain shine. Dry well before storing to ensure that it retains its natural gleam.